A Word from New Story Leadership

Advent 1

November 27, 2022

New Story Leadership for the Middle East has been connected to Seekers through the Eyes to See Ears to Hear mission group for many years. Two Seekers, Margreta and Ron, are members of their board of Directors. Caroline Mays, Executive Director of NS, introduced two of this summer’s participants, who spoke to us on Zoom from their homes. No text of what was said is available at this time.

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2022 Advent Lectionary: Sleepers Wake

Christ climbed down
from His bare Tree
this year
and softly stole away into
some anonymous Mary’s womb again
where in the darkest night
of everybody’s anonymous soul
He awaits again
an unimaginable
and impossibly
Immaculate Reconception
the very craziest
of Second Comings

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from A Coney Island of the Mind

What are we waking for?

Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//

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“Christ the King” by Larry Rawlings

Jubilee

November 20, 2022

[The following is a transcript of Larry’s sermon]

Good morning. After Cynthia’s sermon a couple of weeks ago, I decided that I would pick my own memorial service picture. Not that I’m planning to be going anytime soon, but I want to pick my own picture. If Erica could put that up for everyone. [photo of Larry with his arms around two little children on screen]

Oh, that’s me! Me and my 2 little darlings! And so the little boy on the left. His name is Everett. I was actually just a dog walker for some younger parents.…

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